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AUSTIN, Texas — A man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with an Austin shooting last night.

At approximately 6:42 p.m., on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Austin police were dispatched to the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Gunter Street for a man inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound. Police say updates to the original call stated a passenger inside the vehicle was seen running away with a gun.

"Austin police officers arrived on scene within two minutes of the call coming in," stated the department. "Witnesses standing nearby pointed to a parking lot where officers observed Adrian Whitley hiding behind a vehicle."

At 6:44 p.m., Whitley was taken into custody and the firearm was recovered. 

The victim, identified by police as Darnell E. McClain, was pronounced deceased at 7:13 p.m.

Homicide detectives and crime scene specialist also responded to process the scene and interview some of the witnesses. Detectives say some witness who may have observed and videoed the shooting left the scene, these witnesses and anyone else with information is asked to contact Austin Police Department Homicide office at (512) 974-8477 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 974-8477.

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